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Maple Leafs call up D Jesse Blacker from Toronto of the AHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs have called up defenseman Jesse Blacker from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Blacker, 21, has three goals and seven assists with 31 penalty minutes in 53 games for the Marlies this season.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Toronto native was slected by the Maple Leafs in the second round, at No. 58 overall, in the 2009 draft and has yet to make his NHL debut.